Vox Grata will be singing music with words written by mystics, nuns, and others throughout the ages, beginning with texts written in 2300 BC and continuing through the late 1800s. We will be “lifting the veil” from the mouths of women who are now viewed as spiritual mystics, from Enheduanna (2300 BC) to St. Thérèse de Lisieux (19th century).
The concert will be performed twice:
Tuesday, November 7th at Second Presbyterian Church,
3511 Belmont Blvd.,
at 7 pm
Thursday, November 9th, at Westminster Presbyterian Church,
3900 West End Avenue,
at 7 p.m.
Vox Grata Women’s Choir is unique among choral groups, in that all of its concerts directly benefit the needs of women in the Middle Tennessee area. The Mary Parrish Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence will receive the proceeds of an offering taken during both performances. Mary Katherine Rand, Interim Executive Director of The Mary Parrish Center, expressed her gratitude as the concert beneficiary: “This money means so much because it goes directly to the survivors living in our transitional housing program. If they have a need—whether an emergency legal need, or a car breaks down, we’re able to help cover that. By removing those financial burdens, that affords them the freedom to focus on other things.”
The Mary Parrish Center has provided a full array of no-cost, comprehensive services to over 7,000 survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. In 2009, after years of frustration attempting to help survivors find safe, affordable housing, we are exclusively dedicated to providing transitional housing.
Vox Grata is a women’s choir founded and directed by Jeanette MacCallum in 2012. The choir is comprised of joyful women, who, out of gratitude for the fullness of their own lives, possess a desire to sing together for the benefit of others. The group performs repertoire that expresses a uniquely feminine spirit, especially works that promote the best interests of women in society.